Dumbo (or DUMBO, short for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) is a neighborhood in the New York Cityborough of Brooklyn. The area known as DUMBO used to be known as Gairville. It encompasses two sections: one located between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, which connect Brooklyn to Manhattan across the East River, and another that continues east from the Manhattan Bridge to the Vinegar Hill area. The neighborhood is bounded by Brooklyn Bridge Park to the north, the Brooklyn Bridge to the west, Brooklyn Heights to the south and Vinegar Hill to the east. Dumbo is part of Brooklyn Community Board 2.
It was a long-standing plan, sometimes obsessive, to drive to Brooklyn, Dumbo early in the morning to take some pictures. One of the reasons was that I had already tried to go there, but it was in the middle of the day and I could not even park my car. And finally, I made up my mind, set the alarm for 4:30 AM, to admit it was not easy to get up so early, but still, I did it. For some reason, Google Maps laid a route through the Lincoln Tunnel instead of Holland Tunnel, which made me arrive to Dumbo a little later than the scheduled time, fortunately, there were no parking problems this time. I managed to enjoy the view of the bridge at dawn, the absence of crowds of tourists was especially valuable. As a result, I managed to make some pretty good shots, I think.